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How to get away with murder

October 4, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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St Kilda Writers Week
30 September – 7 October


Writers Liz Porter and Maggie Baron take a humorous stab at forensics and crime literature to reveal what works – and what doesn’t – when it comes to making a killing. As an expert on the forensic mistakes that help put criminals behind bars, Liz says: ‘If you’re going to stab someone in a frenzy, make sure you’re wearing thick rubber gloves. And if you’re considering arriving at a robbery with your head covered in a stocking mask, think again …’


Liz Porter headshot

Liz Porter is best known for her prize-winning books about ‘the real CSI’ – the way forensic science is used to solve crime. Titles include Written on the Skin (joint winner of the 2007 Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime Book) and Cold Case Files (winner of the Sisters in Crime 2012 Davitt Award for Best True Crime Book). Her latest book is Crime Scene Asia: When forensic evidence becomes the silent witness (Big Sky Publications).


Maggie Barron

Maggie Baron is a former forensic scientist who worked in the area of drug and trace evidence analysis for six years. She now works in infrastructure and transport planning, and in 2015 became Sisters in Crime’s inaugural President. She has finished her first crime novel, featuring a forensics expert, and is working on her second.

The Ember Lounge
MEMO Music Hall, 88 Acland Street, St Kilda

Tickets:$20 (no concession)

Bookings: Trybooking